Play NYC 2020 Returns To Manhattan August 8–9

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Play NYC 2020 Returns To Manhattan August 8–9

October 24, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams


Play NYC 2020 has had its dates announced for next year's convention. Gamers in the greater New York area will be able to see more than a hundred developers of all shapes and sizes once again on Saturday, August 8, 2019, and Sunday, August 9, 2019.

If you haven't heard of Play NYC, it's easily New York City's biggest dedicated gaming convention. While New York Comic Con and similar events feature gaming attractions in some fashion, Play NYC is solely dedicated to video games and tabletop games. Developers ranging from brand-new indies to established AAA studios show up for the weekend to show off upcoming games, new releases, and network with industry professionals.

2019's show was a blast and the TechRaptor team covered some of our favorites from the show floor. Now, this homegrown convention is all set to make its return for its fourth year in a row as noted on the convention's official website.

Play NYC 2020 Metropolitan Pavilion
It seems that Play NYC has finally found a home in the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Play NYC 2020 Returns to Metropolitan Pavilion

The first Play NYC convention took place at Terminal 5, far from easy access for people coming in from outside of Manhattan and a rather tight fit overall. The second-year took us to the much larger Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, and 2019's show touched down at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Now, it seems that Play NYC 2020 has found a permanent home in the Metropolitan Pavilion.


Tickers for Play NYC 2020 are not yet available, but applications for exhibitors and sponsors are now open. You can find out more about Play NYC 2020 by visiting the convention's official website. Play NYC returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion on August 8–9, 2020. In the meantime, you can attend Playcrafting's free Halloween Expo in Manhattan on October 26, 2019!

Will you be heading to Play NYC 2020? What do you think of the Metropolitan Pavilion as a venue? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!